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Scott Weiland’s Widow Shares That He Didn’t Die By An Overdose

On a recent appearance on the Appetite For Distortion podcast, Scott Weiland‘s widow, Jamie Wachtel Weiland, reminisced about the life and legacy of the Stone Temple Pilots’ singer. Jamie still struggles with misconceptions surrounding the cause of Scott’s death, over eight years after his tragic passing. “I feel like he really does not have the accolades and the respect and the recognition that he absolutely deserves,” Jamie said. “I feel like when he died, everybody was kind of, like, that’s tragic, but, of course, he overdosed, which he didn’t f**king overdose. I tried to get that point across. He didn’t. Because he had drugs in his system, the coroner had to rule it an overdose. But the truth is, Scott died because the main artery in his left ventricle was 95 percent blocked. That came from 10 years of heroin use, that came from an entire adult life of chain smoking. His heart stopped.” (Blabbermouth)

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